The Parisians know a good time when they see it

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Beach Bummin’ – Belizian style

Too much fun in tha’ sun and lettin it all unravel

(my 70’s rocker phase)

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Rob Halford has a Posse

The germans know how to show some respect.  Halford’s bar in Berlin is a tribute to the master of metal!!  Lemmy was even playing on the TV when we walked in.  Heaven on earth!!

 

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Venician Meditation

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Rockin’ out Venician style

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Hell bent for leather

If you’re ever in Berlin – pop on by Sub Mission Ledermetallschmiede and say hi to Marc.  The man LIVES for crafting badass leather for all your heavy metal needs.  He’s right across the street from the Halford Bar!!  Truly Hell Bent for Leather!!!

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Maynard makes tasty vino

Stopped by Caduceus cellars on the move back west.  Bravo Maynard – really choice vino you’re makin’.

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Restoring a SoundCraft 600 (x16)

Gotta start this post being both thankful, yet disappointed.

 

I got a RAD board out of the deal – at a great price…yet… I’m left thinking… “REALLY!?!?!??!  SERIOUSLY!?!?!??!”

It takes 1% of effort to keep yer shit clean.

A windex paper towel once every 45 years is too hard???

This board simply needed some contact cleaner, some q-tips, and some paper towels and it once again is AWESOME.

Yer loss, my gain…I’m fine with that.

(I do have to say tho, without naming names, a “studio owner” that lets their shit degrade into this poor a condition…needs to find another fuckin’ job)

 

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So, got ‘er home and it’s DIRTY as shit!!

 

I literally cannot sleep at night knowing my gear is this nasty.

IMG_3997A screwdriver later…pretty simple circuitry honestly.  Not like I’m debugging at the ICU level, but some ribbon cables are easy to handle.

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Start by blowing out the slider and pots w. compressed air.

 

Next, I’d gently soak each push switch w. contact cleaner.

 

I’d then click each button in-n-out like 10-15 times.

Same deal w. the pots.  Soak ’em.  Spin ’em a buncha times.  F’n simple “repair”.

 

Then it’s on to face cleanup.  This is where how NaStY dude let this gear get really sunk in.  FUCK!!!  so many q-tips, windex, paper towels, and contact cleaner!!!!!  Shameful is the resonant word while I’m scrubbing all this shit back to life.

 

And finally … VOILA!

CLEAN

PURE motherfucking happiness!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Blasting Zone has commenced BLASTING!!!

The Blasting Zone has just fucking detonated!!

 

OUR MOTTO:  Guitars until your anus bleeds and napalm runs out your fucking ear holes!!  We are here to KILL your guitar tracks and sound.

 

Everything louder than everything else!!!

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RG100 – yes, DIMEBAG’s AMP!!!! (the carpet version and everything!!! – no fucking joke)

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WALL OF AXE ™ !!! – and there’s more as well…. not every guitar fits on the wall at once

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AMPS! AMPS! AMPS! AMPS! AMPS! AMPS! AMPS! AMPS! AMPS! AMPS! AMPS! AMPS! AMPS! AMPS! AMPS! (the Mesa Boogie Mark IV is Lamb of God’s Amp!!! – you can TOTALLY HEAR IT!!! – the FUCKER screams!!! (and it’s beautiful)).  The Marshall JMP1s are also some bad ass kit.  If they’re good enough for Ministry, they’re good enough for us.

 

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The Soundcraft 600 16 channel – the new heart of Blasting Zone.  It sounds as awesome as an analog console should!!!

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JCM2000 TSL 100 – loads of burn!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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